16mm films by Takahiko Iimura- Saturday Sept. 28th

7:30 pm, 401 Miller Ave, Ann Arbor

Takahiko Iimura (b.1937), one of Japan’s pioneering experimental film and video artists, will make a very rare visit to Ann Arbor. In this program, Iimura will present a range of his 16mm films, from some his earliest works in the 1960s, to a series of films from the 1970s that energetically and elegantly explore the relationship of film to space and time, to his landmark 1989 film "MA: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-Ji".

Iimura is a widely established international artist, having had numerous solo exhibitions in major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Anthology Film Archives, Centre Georges Pompidou, the National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Reina Sofia National Museum, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, in addition to artist residencies at the German Academy of Arts and Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation Study Center.
Recently he has been involved in using computers, publishing more than 20 DVDs/CD-ROMs, and writing several books on film, video, and multimedia, including a book published in English, "The Collected Writings of Takahiko iimura".


The program:

KUZU (JUNK) (16mm blown up from 8mm, 1962, 12 min)
AI (LOVE) (16mm blown up from 8mm, 1962, 10 min)
MA: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-Ji (1989, 16 min)
2 Minutes 46 Seconds 16 Frames(100 Feet) (1972, 9 min)
24 Frames Per Second (1975, 12 min)
Timed 1,2,3 (1972, 9 min)
White Calligraphy (1967, 18 min, silent)

TRT: 86 min

Takahiko Iimura’s visit made possible by the Sheldon Cohn Fund
and the University of Michigan Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.

STUDIES AND OBSERVATION no. 11: Takahiko Iimura
Organized by the Studies and Observation Group.


Posted on September 25th, 2013